MCP73VT-PM 2 seconds power? PC 2 SECONDS POWE

November 25, 2010 at 13:28:20
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2ghz dc, 4gig ram
My packard bell pc with motherboard MCP73VT-PM powers up for only 2 seconds ive reseated everything possible wires and drives , ram and so on. i i remover the 4pin power the fans are still powered?? but soon as i put it back same thing.

was working fine, shutdown as normal few hours later wouldnt power for longer than 2 seconds

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November 25, 2010 at 14:29:59
Sounds like your power supply failed, unless the inside of your case is full of dust and dust bunnies have clogged the cpu cooler fins.

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December 16, 2010 at 04:47:37
Hi, i have the same problem, it appears to be the MB itself... did you find any soloution or is yours dead too?

If it was did you find a good replacement board to replace it that took same processor and ram?

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March 21, 2011 at 17:17:36
I had the same problem, with the same IMEDIA by packardbell that you have, and I'm using it to type this, and it's fine now!!!
The first thing I did, is purchace a cheap (Power Supply Unit).You can pick one up from ebay for less than £20/$32.60c-(keep this as your spare)!
Alternatively, intall one from a 2nd PC if you have one. If the problem persists, (NEVER!!!!) take it to an so called "trained proffesional/Technician". Because you could buy a high spec PC with the money you will save. Many would rather continue taking your money than tell you what's wrong with it. Dose your PC bleeb when starting up? If it cuts out before this, it's your PSU.
Yours might not last 1 year, it says 250w on right? That's no good. You need at least 400watts.
If there's a sticker on you motherbaord it will normaly have the model and/or serial number on it. if not, get your magnifying glass and look on the front somewhere near the CPU or edge of your board. Once you have found it, either google search or try the manifactures website for a table of the diagnostic bleeps and what they indicate/mean. If this is no help, having had the exact same problem myself,with the same machine, I found it was the crapy PSU that was cutting out the power. Then give your hard drive a(gentle)shake,see it if it rattles(I replaced the HDD) because it was broken, and the system could not locate it. If you have removed the CPU fan at all, then apply the best CPU cleaner/thermal paste you can buy. I had removed the cooling fan, and it was over heating, In both cases that worked. If non of that works, then i'm sorry, but it's time for old faithfull (process of elimination). I'm certain it's hardware causing this. One part/device at a time. Look for the defective or worn-out part/device.If you put something in there, before this happend(ie a graphics card), you should remove it.
Best of luck. Post how you get on.

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June 24, 2011 at 09:21:11
Thats Packard Bell for you - braeks down just after the warranty runs out. Pulled everything out, then reset with new PSU - Dead as the proverbial.

Process of elimination suggests the MOBO as being the offender, with the CPU as a second option.

Funny how so many people have problems with the same kit, in the same time frame <\8¬)

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June 27, 2011 at 06:23:34
Had exactly the same problem a few days ago and have not been able to fix it. My packard bell imedia X2415 just turns on for 2 second (no lights or bleeps) before cutting out ago immediately.

No problems or warning given beforehand. Just one day, it would ot turn on any more. My guess is that the overheat protection has kicked on and does not want to stop. Not on long enough to get to do any sort of diagnostic test.

Has anyone managed to sort it? Or can the motherboard be reset in any way?

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July 18, 2011 at 05:54:12
Hi I had the exact same problem with my Packard bell ixtreme M3720 (X5620), so i checked all the components and it turned it out to be the PSU (power supply) and the motherboard was fine, i replaced the existing (450w psu) with a 650w psu and everything works fine now

hope this helps

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